Ashley Forest Access

Access by Permit Only

Ashley Forest a private forest managed by Rayonier Matariki. The North Canterbury Cycle Club has organised access by permit. By being a NCCC club member and Forest Permit Holder, you get weekly reports on you are able to access the forest, any road closures, dangers or events that may impact access. 

In agreement with Rayonier, the Forest Permit Tag allows cycling access on their private forest roads in Ashley, Okuku and Mt Thomas forests, as well as on the club built single tracks in the Ashley forest.

The Forest Permit Tag expires at the end of August along with your club membership and public liability insurance cover. 

Times and Rules

Monday to Friday - 5pm to midnight
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays - dawn to midnight

Rules

  • Display your tag when riding in the forests. Attach to handle bars, bag, helmet or under the seat.
  • No access is permitted when fire danger is high or extreme
  • Access and Closed Areas must be checked via club sources and your email
  • All Permit Tag holders must be current financial members of North Canterbury Cycling Club and abide by the conditions of membership
  • Riders must abide by club rules and notified entry areas
  • Any breaches may result in termination of membership
  • The tag remains the property of NCCI and must be returned if you resign or your membership lapses
  • Access is for tag holder and a maximum of 5 guests who must stay with the tag holder
  • Tags holders are responsible for the safety and actions of their guests
  • All tag holders and their guests enter the forests at their own risk
  • Tag holders and their guests must abide by the MTB code
  • Access is for cycling only - Take nothing out - Leave only sweat
  • No smoking, hunting or activity other than cycling is permitted
  • Keep left at all times and expect to see trucks, dogs and hunters
  • Riders must be conspicuous, wear bright clothing
  • Riders are responsible to report any suspicious or hazardous activities immediately to NZ Private Fire 027 480 9279. Report fires to 111
  • Permit holders agree to discuss access rules with other cyclists

 

NCCC is constantly developing trails within Ashley Forest. Unfortunately we are not able to sign post them yet. This is one of the rules set in place by the forest management. 
Currently there is approximately 5 km of green trails within the forest. Best way to find them is to join us on a club ride. Head over to our  Facebook page for more info on when they are held www.facebook.com/ncccnz/